Bradford chairman Andrew Chalmers has revealed that the club has negotiated a back-up option for staging home matches in 2020.

The Bulls remain locked in negotiations with the RFL and Bradford Council regarding the feasibility of Odsal as the club’s home venue beyond the end of this season.

And Chalmers reports that while negotiations with Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue have also been held, an “economically viable option” has been negotiated with Dewsbury Rams to play at their Tetley’s Stadium home.

Writing in his latest Telegraph & Argus column, Chalmers reports: “We have been successful in negotiating an economically viable option for relocation and occupancy at the Tetley Stadium, Dewsbury, thanks to owner and chairman Mark Sawyer.

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“This represents our fall-back position, if we are unable to achieve a viable deal within Bradford.

“I don’t envisage this would be a permanent arrangement, but would be part of a broader plan to develop our own facilities within a 2 to 4 year period.

“If we are forced to take this option it would be on the basis that we will ultimately return to Bradford.

“This option requires that we seek approval from the RFL for relocation, which we believe would be granted.”